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A history of building: The Seven Man-made Wonders of the Philippines

Without question, the Philippines is best known for its natural wonders, ranging from towering volcanoes to pristine coral reefs. While the country can’t boast anything truly monumental like the Pyramids of Giza or Mount Rushmore, it does have its fair share of remarkable constructions. Here is our pick of the Seven Man-made…


Wonders of the Philippines: The hanging coffins of Sagada

Since time immemorial, the people of Sagada have followed a unique and bizarre burial ritual. Instead of burying their relatives in the ground, they squash their bodies into tiny coffins and hang them off a cliff. Traditionally, the elderly carve their own coffins out of hollow logs. Of course, if…


Sagada reopens Balangagan burial cave with new access road

Read more: The hanging coffins of Sagada The town of Sagada has reopened the Cave of Balangagan. Located just a few kilometers from one of the most famous attractions in Sagada – Sumaguing Cave – the cavern is the deepest in the Philippines. A new road is also being built to make the tourist attraction more…